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Bid Writer

Location: Type: Date Posted: Salary: Job ID: Contact:
North West - Greater Manchester Permanent January 16th 2020 £30,000 plus package BTC/FP/2020/1601BW Brian Colton

Bid Writer

£30,000 plus package


North West

Our client, a Management & Property Consultants based in Manchester, are looking for an experienced Bid Writer to join their Business Development team. The role is a new role due to company growth.

The Bid Writer will be tasked with the creation of effective yet imaginative responses to pre-qualification and tender questionnaires; working with other stakeholders from around the division to acquire pertinent information and data.

The Bid Writer will promote the business, through high quality written submissions.


Monitor the bids email inbox for business leads, identifying opportunities and communicate to technical teams. Log new pursuits on our CRM system

Review bid documentation, complete ‘Decision to Bid’ and ‘Bid Kick-off’ forms, agree a clear plan and timetable for information responses. Work around the availability of technical teams where necessary

Prepare and develop appropriate responses to quality and technical questions. Source previous bid library responses. Workshop improvements and undertake proofreading

Publish the tender documents before the deadline, to a high standard of design and content

Undertake post submission client feedback and bid reviews

Support the development and maintenance of sector and company capability documents, in conjunction with the Directors and Heads of Division

Support the Director and Heads of Division with the production of materials for internal and external presentations, maintaining corporate branding and imagery in InDesign

Support the attainment of company quality certification such as Achilles and Constructionline

Maintain a system of up-to-date standard business development information for use by all staff including CV’s, photographs, standard document library and project profiles

Any other duties as may reasonably be required

Person Specification

Essential Skills/Experience

Experience of working on and writing bid submissions for Pre-Qualification Questionnaires and Invitation to Tenders, ideally within a consultancy or the construction industry

First-class organisation and multi-tasking skills; the ability to manage and prioritise a demanding workload

Advanced IT skills with extensive experience of using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

Experience of using Adobe InDesign or a similar package is desirable

Strong previous experience in an Administrative role supporting business development

Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Ability to use own initiative and work proactively with ease

Excellent accuracy and attention to detail

A “can do” attitude with excellent communication skills and the ability to confidently build rapport with colleagues

Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

Flexible attitude to work

Professional, friendly manner